This textbook introduces students to the full range of Indian philosophical thought. "An Introduction to Indian Philosophy" is the definitive companion to the study of Indian philosophy. The book offers an accessible and comprehensive introduction to all the major philosophical concepts and issues in Indian thought. Ideal for undergraduate students, the book is written and structured to reflect as closely as possible the way the subject is taught and studied. The book offers lucid coverage of Indian philosophy and breaks new ground, considering the latest directions in this growing area of philosophical interest. The book describes the various relationships and disputes between Indian traditions of thought in a chronological framework. All the major philosophical schools are covered. Key topics and controversies are illustrated by annotated translations of primary sources that are otherwise difficult to access. Christopher Bartley's rigorous analysis is supplemented by useful study features, including key examples from philosophical writing, summaries of core concepts, study questions, and guides to further reading.
"Written with enviable clarity and incisiveness, and provided with helpful didactic material throughout, this up-to-date Introduction will become indispensable reading for all those interested in the fundamentals of Hindu and Buddhist philosophy (from ca. the second to the twelfth centuries C.E.)" - Julius Lipner, Fellow of the British Academy [FBA] and Professor of Hinduism and the Comparative Study of Religion, University of Cambridge
Introduction; 1. Foundations of Brahminism; 2. Buddhist Origins; 3. Abhidharma Buddhism; 4. Sautrantika Buddhism; 5. Nagarjuna and Madhyamaka Buddhism; 6. 'Mind-Only': Cittamatra; 7. Sakhya and Yoga; 8. Nyaya and Vaiseika; 9. The Mimasa Vision; 10. Vedanta; 11. Advaita- Vedanta; 12. Visiadvaita-Vedanta; 13. Dvaita-Vedanta; 14. Saiva Philosophies of Kashmir; Bibliography; Index.
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 20th January 2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Annotated